Amidst an atmosphere brimming with anticipation and enthusiasm, The Palace School, in collaboration with the Prabha Khaitan Foundation Muskaan, orchestrated a remarkable event to mark the launch of the book “Why Can’t Elephants be Red?” by the esteemed author, Ms. Vani Tripathi Tikoo. On the 11th of July 2023, within the school premises, students, faculty, and special guests gathered to celebrate this literary milestone.
The occasion was graced by the presence of Ms. Rama Datt, the Executive Trustee of Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust and a respected member of the board of governors of The Palace School. Joining her was Ms. Apra Kuchhal, a renowned entrepreneur and founder of WE CARE, as well as an esteemed member of the Rajasthan State Council of CII. Their unwavering support played a pivotal role in making this event possible.
The event commenced with Ms. Apra Kuchhal shedding light on the Prabha Khaitan Foundation, emphasizing its commitment to fostering essential life skills among students. Subsequently, the author, Ms. Vani Tripathi Tikoo, was introduced, accompanied by a brief biography that showcased her outstanding achievements as an actor, producer, socio-political activist, and her notable contributions to theater, films, and television.
The book launch itself was a momentous occasion. Ms. Vani Tripathi Tikoo, accompanied by Ms. Rama Datt, Ms. Apra Kuchhal, and Ms. Urvashi Warman (Madam Principal, The Palace School), were joined by young and aspiring authors from Class XII of the school.
The conversation between Ms. Urvashi Warman, Principal of The Palace School, and the talented author, Ms. Vani Tripathi Tikoo, was an engaging and thought-provoking exchange of ideas. With skillful guidance from Ms. Urvashi Warman, the conversation delved into the depths of Ms. Vani Tripathi Tikoo’s literary masterpiece, unraveling the profound messages hidden within the book’s pages. The captivating dialogue left the audience spellbound, inspiring them to reflect on the boundless possibilities that can be unlocked through the power of storytelling. The session also included an open interaction with the students, who eagerly posed questions and received invaluable insights.
As the event drew to a close, Ms. Rama Datt expressed her gratitude to the guests and encouraged the students to indulge in the joy of reading.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” reiterated Ms. Vani Tripathi Tikoo, reminding everyone of the endless opportunities awaiting those who embrace the world of books.